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Former Idaho football player arrested as material witness in Islamic charities probe
Associated Press ^
| NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
Posted on 03/18/2003 4:30:42 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Edited on 04/13/2004 2:42:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A former University of Idaho football player has been arrested as a material witness in an investigation of Islamic charities with possible links to terrorism, FBI agents said Tuesday.
Abdullah Al-Kidd, 30, was arrested Sunday at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., according to two FBI agents who separately spoke on condition of anonymity. He was carrying a one-way ticket to Saudi Arabia, court documents show.
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Idaho seems to be a magnet for all kinds of nutcases ;-)
posted on 03/18/2003 4:37:56 PM PST
He has been under surveillance since he traveled in August 2001 to Yemen, where he stayed until April 2002, one of the FBI agents said. Al-Kidd has said he went there to study Islamic law and learn Arabic.
Why, this sounds strangely reminiscent of Johnny bin Walker.
It grows and grows. I am saddened when Americans are invoved..then maddened.
posted on 03/18/2003 4:40:18 PM PST
Are you calling me a nutcase? In reality I hope they fry his a$$.
posted on 03/18/2003 4:58:29 PM PST
(They're not just anti-Bush, they are just plain anti-American.)
Take it back:) Idaho is wonderfully conservative state that I wish my California neighborhood would take a cue from. Universities seem to be magnets for all kinds of nutcases.
Found this pic of him in the Washington Post via google:
Abdullah Al Kidd
posted on 03/18/2003 5:11:37 PM PST
(A nod is as good as a wink, to a blind horse.)
I'm a big football fan and this makes me want to puke. Here's a kid that earned a scholarship at a major university that could have led to a degree and career -- and he joins al Qaida whose goal is to destroy this country. I hope this story isn't true, as it shows the depth of the possible infiltration of these vermin in our society.
Another instance where conversion leads to recruitment to commit treason.
I hope some of these guys get looooonng sentences for whatever crimes they commit.
posted on 03/18/2003 7:29:43 PM PST
To: leslie_is_cooking; abnegation
Should have put the sarcasm tag in there I guess.
posted on 03/19/2003 8:36:30 AM PST
Why was Ismail Diab in Syracuse?
posted on 09/17/2003 12:02:56 PM PDT
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